Genesis 19 and Jude 7 The Genesis 19 account of Sodom and Gomorrah is a story of attempted gang rape of two "outsiders. Jude 7 talks about a first century Jewish legend that the women of Sodom had sex with male angels. Since it is about heterosexual sex between angels and humans, it clearly has nothing to do with gay relationships. Listen to a sermon on this topic:
How did these cities gain this dubious notoriety? Let us look into the Old Testament record and learn about these most sinful of peoples. They decided to separate into two different groups. However, there were not even ten righteous in that evil city.
Lot should have been preaching the truth of God to them. However, by the looks of things, he failed to do this. The angels led them safely out of the city with the instruction that they were not to look back.
Disobeying God usually reaps dire consequences. The Bible tells us that they were guilty of sinful pride. We know that Jesus came and died on a cross for our sins.
We know how we can be forgiven and receive eternal life. When we publicly compromise our beliefs, it becomes much more difficult to be taken seriously when we do stand our ground later.
If our walk does not match our talk, we are labeled hypocrites…and rightly so.
Still, the Bible tells us that, even though he was aware of their sin, he remained among them 2 Peter 2: If we dabble with sin, we are often pulled into it a little at a time, without noticing until we are fully involved.
The safest way to avoid sin is to stay far from its tempting influence. The story gives us a glimpse of how far sinful humanity will go when they reject God and indulge in evil rebellion against Him.
However, in this story we also see the mercy and grace of God in that He made a way of escape for those who trusted in the offer of salvation from the coming judgment.
That offer is still good today. Jesus Christ died on a cross so that, by trusting in Him for our salvation, we will be saved from a fiery judgment and delivered into eternal life.
Our eternal destination depends on whether we choose to trust Jesus or reject Him. Here are some more Bible studies for you to consider:Apr 12, · This is a vivid illustration of my Everyone can agree that the story of Sodom and Gomorrah is not well used as any of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading .
The men of Sodom and Gomorrah wanted to perform homosexual gang rape on the two angels (who were disguised as men). At the same time, it is not biblical to say that homosexuality was the exclusive reason why God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah.
In fact, Jesus used this story of Sodom’s destruction, which overtook them as they went about their daily routines, to warn us of God’s final judgment. He said, “But on the day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all. story of Sodom and Gomorrah in the rest of the Hebrew Bible does not highlight a particular sin.
On the other hand, in later literature (from the second century B.C.) the sin of Sodom is principally linked to the sexual behavior of its inhabitants. Bible Commentaries Coffman's Commentaries on the Bible Genesis Genesis Genesis: and the announcement of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah (Genesis ).
As Payne pointed an event so full of joy and hope, stands in parallel and contrast to the birth, unheralded, unwanted and degrading of the two ancestors of Moab and.
"Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities about them, having in like manner with these given themselves over to fornication and gone after strange flesh, are set forth as an example, suffering the punishment of eternal fire (Jude ).